Prof. Ioan Stefan Florian, MD, PhD is a professor and head of department of Neurosurgery at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu” Cluj-Napoca, Romania, a senior neurosurgeon and head of department of Neurosurgery at the Cluj County Emergency Hospital, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He is also a Corresponding Member of the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences and Past President of the Romanian Society of Neurosurgery. Internationally, he is the President of EMN (Euroacademia Multidisciplinaria Neurotraumatologica) and a Member of the Constitution & Bylaws Committee of WFNS (World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies). Between 2017 and 2019, Prof. Florian also served as a Second Vice President at large – East Europe of WFNS.

As a senior neurosurgeon, up to now, he performed over 16,800 surgeries, with no less than 750 surgeries per year in the last 5 years. His main areas of interest are aimed at the cerebrovascular pathology, neuro-oncology and paediatric neurosurgery.